Nintendo Responds to Wii U Power Capabilities

Nintendo has responded to the claims that their next generation console is not as powerful as the Xbox 360, nor the PS3.

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Akuma-2293d ago (Edited 2293d ago )

Well Nintendo heard all the commotion and has responed with the following statement ...

"We do not focus on technology specs," said a Nintendo spokesperson to Digital Trends. "We understand that people like to dissect graphics and processing power, but the experience of playing will always be more important than raw numbers."

To each his own, I'm waiting for the ps4.

ps360wiihdera2293d ago (Edited 2293d ago )

Playstation 4? Is this what the article was about?? Or is it that N4G users love to say how they don't want Nintendo, MS & Apple on all related articles..?

If you want nothing to do with something that's okay, but stop these insinuations of ill will for gods sake.


Nintendo is right. The gaming experience will always be more important than anything else.

Akuma-2293d ago (Edited 2293d ago )

"@ Akuma blabla! ps4 who cares the wiiU will be the first true next gen this generation so i will be getting the AAA titles on it before any of the rest thx."

Is the iPhone 4s considered to be a next gen upgrade to the iPhone 4?

The wii u will have specs comparable to this gens hd consoles so I wouldn't consider it next gen. I'm surprised that I haven't heard some spout the same rhetoric as other nes puppets about how hardware power doesn't matter but they can't be satisfied with the Gamecube or the wii.

ABizzel12292d ago

I really don't get this whole Wii U debacle. Based off the rumored specs. the Wii U should be more powerful than the PS360. The rumored CPU should be more powerful than the 360 since it sports an extra core (Quad vs. Tri) and it should have at least dual threading per core (Wii U = 8 cores vs. 360 = 6 cores) all running at 2.4GHz - 4+ GHz.

The rumored GPU in the Wii U is superior to the 360's and the PS3's, and that's based off the weakest version of the rumored GPU.

The Wii U should be at least 50% - 2X more powerful than current consoles. So again is that table controller taking that much of a toll on the hardware, because based off pure rumored specs. the Wii U is the more powerful console of the 3.

DeadlyFire2291d ago

A power7 CPU with 4 cores which I am assume as the weakest Power7 CPU is possibly a choice Nintendo picked. Power7 features Quad threading with up to 4 SMT threads per core. PS3 and X360 have only 6 useable threads for Developers. WiiU should have 16 threads. Even at a minimum that makes WiiU's CPU at least 2-3 times faster.

Nintendo's main focus is never power, but even so this time around they will deliver a quality that is equal to what can be done on a PC in 2011/2012 with a few tweaks for optimization.

PopRocks3592291d ago

Regardless, if you're at all concerned about the specs, you should see this video. It analyzes the specs of the Wii U and the current HD hardware and proves that the Wii U based on what we know about it already cannot be weaker.

jacen1002293d ago (Edited 2293d ago )

day one for me i cant wait finally a nintendo console on top again both in power and innovation.

@ Akuma blabla! ps4 who cares the wiiU will be the first true next gen this generation so i will be getting the AAA titles on it before any of the rest thx

Honky Kong2292d ago

I think they summed it up well. If you worried about power go build a PC. Otherwise you just sound dumb. Any games similar to Skyward sword out yet?

kakashishinoda2292d ago

I think Nintendo is holding back and on THE e3 they Will blow you minds

Bosna12292d ago

this guy pretty much just confirmed that a WiiU a 2012 year system is just as powerful as 360/ps3..FAIL..XBOX3/PS4 are gona murder the WII U spec wise..

lionelglitchy2292d ago

ps4 specs have already been leaked and they are tired. a 7670 gpu is worse then the 4870 in the wii u yeah so keep waiting for your ps4

Bosna12292d ago (Edited 2292d ago )

hahaha leaks/rumors you are so simple minded... I wont even bother making you look like a fool

glopez2291d ago (Edited 2291d ago )


You laugh at Lionel about rumors he read, yet bash Nintendo about rumors YOU read. Nothing has been confirmed. So i think we know who the fool is here *cough bonsa cough*.

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lionelglitchy2292d ago

funny when it's a wii u rumor it's fact and when it's ps4 it's fanboys are so insecure it's a joke.diddums
"please mommy the nasty man from nintendo is going to make a console better then mine make him stop mommy or i will scream and scream and scream"lol

PopRocks3592291d ago

I will spam this video link to high heaven if I have to. It proves the Wii U (even in earlier forms) is NOT weaker than current generation hardware.

Ck1x2291d ago

@PopRocks359: not only does this video prove how stupid the fanboys are all looking right now. But it really shows how modest and secretive Nintendo is really being with this thing. The wiiu cpu mops the floor with the Cell chip and Xbox Cpu put together! This makes so much sense and proves where they got the whole Wiiu having 2- 1/2 times the processing speed of the ps3. Because looking at just the basic specs of what the Wiiu cpu could be, it takes the ps3 2-1/2 clock cycles to achieve what the Wiiu cpu can do in one clock cycle. Which is misleading to most because it has nothing to do with the actual power of the machine whatsoever. The easiest way to put it, is that both the 360 & ps3 both have 6 lane highways, but the Wiiu has a 16 lane highway and the amount of cache that each cpu has allows the density of traffic to be that much greater. In which neither the Cell nor Xbox cpu can hold a candle to the Power 7 chip in this area... Looking at these specs to the core, its very easy that Wiiu is 4-5x the Power of ps3 theoretically and that's being conservative because we don't know the amount or configuration of the ram, cpu cache, eDRAM or vRAM in this thing. Which could be a magnifier in the whole process of what the Wiiu is capable of!

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